Masters Education at a Modern University PDF

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“Masters education in

Architecture, Landscape and Design Futures (Communication Media for Design)

for a modern university”.

 

Rhizomatic Architecture

Rhizomatic Architecture

 

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Some of the key issues in Masters education?

 

Students – Postgraduate recruitment and retention post 2012

Content – What will the Masters courses at Greenwich offer the student

Structure/Delivery – How will this content be structured and how will it be delivered

 

Why postgraduate at the modern University of Greenwich?

 

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Students – Postgraduate recruitment and retention post 2012

Who will be the students of the future? Digital + Nomadic.

Example:  Using social media to recruit retain

 and develop Postgraduate students at the University.

Nomadic Student

 

‘Students don’t see technology as something that is separate from teaching and learning’

University of Edinburgh, Learner Experience across the Disciplines (LEaD) Judy Hardy

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Content – What will the Masters courses offer the student of the future?

The contents needs to be flexible yet consistent and employ a continually evolving curriculum

Example: The content should look forward to developments in each of the disciplines

and make this a part of the core ambition of each programme.

 

Magnetic Poetry

A ‘Content Strategy’ needs to be employed so that there is plan for the creation, delivery, and governance of useable content.

 

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Literacies

New, multiple and unlimited, so students become more articulate in their field of inquiry.

 

Example: ‘…the best initiatives address more than inclusion, they address Digital Empowerment, Digital Opportunity,

Digital Equity, or Digital Excellence.’  Karen Archer Perry 2007

Digital

Theoretical

Design

Research

Virtual

Cultural

Visual

Media

Social

Spatial

Temporal

Technological

Material

Historical

Environmental

Political

Philosophical

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Structure – How will this content be structured

The structures will depend on the requirements of the students, be that full-time, part-time, many times.

‘Part-time, flexible and accessible postgraduate provision which meets the needs

of students as well as employers is critical to future expansion,’ (million+ 2010)

Example: ‘Institutions are under greater pressure than ever to provide courses that appeal to a broad mix of students

and equip them for future employment. Keeping the curriculum responsive

to changing demands is essential to any institution’s strategy.’ JISC

Bussoti-Rhizome

Multiple starting points and exit points.

Flexible patterns of learning allowing for CPD to be integrated into the system.

Cross disciplinary core courses with a simplified structure for the three Masters Programmes.

 

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Delivery – How will these structures be delivered.

Face to Face: 1–2 days a week in Technologically Enhanced Learning Spaces. (TELS)

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Eames Design Process

Synchronously and asynchronously, here, there and everywhere.

Online Pedagogical Learning Resources: Distance Learning made to feel closer.

 

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Why be a postgraduate in Architecture Landscape and Design at Greenwich?

 

Stockwell Street

Productive, Innovative, and Inquisitive

Flexible, Collaborative, and Interactive

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‘Excellence, innovation, opportunity

and fairness should be the cornerstones

of future postgraduate taught and

doctoral provision in the UK’s universities.1

 

Postgraduate Strategy for Britain (Million+  2010 )

 

 

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